A police officer and another person are dead after a shooting on the Virginia Tech campus Thursday.
According to a university spokesman, the shooting took place around noon. A police officer performed a routine traffic stop in a parking lot, and was shot and killed. The suspect fled on foot toward a different parking lot, where the second victim was found dead.
The suspect is described as a white male wearing a gray sweatsuit and a gray hat, the Associated Press reported.
Schools in Montgomery County, where the university is located, have all been closed, the New York Times reported.
University officials are stationed all over the campus to help prevent this shooting from turning into the massacre that happened at Virginia Tech in 2007, when 33 people were killed by one shooter.